Understand Changing Field Type | Zoho Creator Help

Understand Changing the Field Type

The Field type property enables you to change a field in a form into another type of field.

The following table lists the available field type conversions. Refer to this page to learn how to change a field to a different type.

Type of fieldAvailable field type conversions
EmailSingle line
Single lineMulti line, rich text
Multi lineRich text
Rich textMulti line
NumberDecimal, percent, currency
Drop downRadio
RadioDrop down
Multi selectCheckbox
CheckboxMulti select
DecimalPercent, currency, number
PercentageDecimal, currency, number
CurrencyDecimal, percent, number
UsersEmail id
Note
  1. The above field type conversions can be done after form creation. If you want to do other field conversions, you have the provision to do so while creating a form by importing data. For example, you can choose to convert a drop down into a multi select field in the latter situation while it cannot be done post form creation.
  2. You can change field type for the following fields only - email single line multi line rich text number decimal percent currency radio multi select checkbox and integration fields.
  3. Converting decimalcurrency, and percentage field types to number field type could lead to some data loss.
  4. When a single select lookup or a multi select lookup is used, the field type cannot be changed.

Related Topics:
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